Author Archive | Anna Maria

Kablammy! Boost Your Foreign Language Learning with Comics

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Wonder Woman. Mighty Mouse. Superman. The Hulk.

We all know the names. We all love the heroes.

And most of us spent hours lost between the pages of these comics—and so many others—when we were kids.

But let’s be honest.…

The On-trend Polyglot’s Guide to 7 of the Most Studied Languages

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You loved that band before they hit it big.

You were a regular at that bar before the hipsters found it.

Yeah, yeah.

It’s great to be ahead of the curve.

But sometimes going mainstream is underrated.

Take language learning.

Got an Alexa? You’ve Got a Polyglot Tutor That Can Teach You a Language

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Many of us have someone special living in our homes.

Not exactly family, but…

We ask her questions and give her basic commands, so she certainly seems real, doesn’t she?

You know who I mean.

Maybe she lives at your …

Fluency Off the Grid: 7 Language Learning Apps with Offline Modes

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Hey, you.

That’s right—you, the one who’s staring at that phone like it’s the last chance you’ll have to use it this decade.

Do you have that frightened gleam in your eyes because you’ll soon be traveling to one of …

7 Schools That Offer Sizzling Summer Language Programs

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The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B.B. King

Summer with its long, lazy days and spare hours to fill calls to us as sweetly as one of B.B. King’s legendary …

8 iPad Language Learning Apps for All Levels, Skills and Styles

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Did you get that iPad just to play Candy Crush?

Probably not.

You also probably didn’t get it just to send work emails or just to stream videos.

These are all great uses of your iPad, but you can get

No More Aimless Scrolling! How to Learn a Language on Instagram

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Did you know that Instagram has over 800 million users?

800 million. That’s a ton of photos, captions and epic hashtags.

And it’s all available in more than 30 languages!

With so many windows into other cultures, Instagram …

Where to Find All the Best Language Podcasts on the Internet

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Are you hungry for a great new way to learn language?

How about a tasty learning tool you can snack on anytime?

I’ve got something to make your mouth water: language podcasts!

That’s right. Podcasts will satisfy your …

4 Convenient Ways to Keep a Language Learning Log

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Studying a new language? You could learn a thing or two from Harriet. 

Who’s Harriet?

She’s the titular character in “Harriet the Spy,” an award-winning kid’s book written by Louise Fitzhugh. The book was published in the sixties, …

The Magical Guide to Finding and Reading Bilingual E-books

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Books turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

They transform and transport us.

And sure, sometimes they tell magical stories about frog princes and enchanted worlds, but there’s something magical about all stories when you think about it.

They allow …